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Man fatally dragged by TRAX near City Creek

Jan 7, 2023, 8:08 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2023, 5:45 pm

The Utah Transit Authority said on Twitter a train versus trespasser incident occurred near City Cr...

The Utah Transit Authority said on Twitter a train versus trespasser incident occurred near City Creek. (Photo credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

(Photo credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A man traveling northbound on the TRAX blue line was fatally dragged Saturday night.

According to Carl Arky, the Senior Media Relations Specialist at Utah Transit Authority, the man was 61 years old and the operator was unable to see the man due to where he was standing.

The passenger attempted to get off the NB blue line train, but lost his balance and fell backward. Then, he was caught between the cars of two trains and dragged for an unknown amount of time. 

The road between South Temple and 100 South was closed. However, the sidewalk remained open. 

UTA said in a tweet that a bus bridge between Gallivan and Temple Square is in place.

Significant delays were in place for all TRAX lines. 

This story will continue to be updated. 

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Man fatally dragged by TRAX near City Creek